From 25 April 2019 To 1 October 2019

Arab Girls Can Innovate

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About Competition

As part the International Girls in ICT Day 2019 celebration, the Arab Women Organization (AWO), in collaboration with the Regional Office for Arab states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication (CIT )- Egypt, is launching a competition titled " Digital Innovation and Creativity for Girls "aiming at stimulating innovation and creativity of girls to produce digital solutions to the challenges and problems facing their communities. The competition targets girls in the Arab region aged between 15 and 22 to leverage their technological / digital innovations to serve their communities. The competition also offers Arab girls the opportunity to develop their digital skills to enable them to continue studies and pursue career in ICT and ICT-related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and tech- Entrepreneurship (ESTEM).


chamber of Information Technology and Communications

The chamber of Information Technology and Communications (CIT), the biggest semi-Government Association – in the communication and information technology industry in Egypt.


Arab Women Organization

is a regional intergovernmental organization operating under the umbrella of the League of Arab States. AWO was established in 2003 to enhance the capabilities of Arab women as a cornerstone of the progress of society. It strives to empower Arab women in all areas as a key partner in achieving sustainable development.



ITU is a specialized United Nations (UN) agency, founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, it allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.


APP. Developers


Mobile Ownership Gap


e-commerce Market


Gender Digital Divide


International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2011. The initiative aims to create a global environment that empowers young girls and women to study in the rapidly growing ICT field. This day is celebrated on Thursday, April 4th of each year. Since the launch of the initiative in 2011, more than 357,000 girls and boys from 171 countries around the world have participated in more than 111,000 celebrations. These events have enabled girls around the world to take an interest in ICT studies and thus pursue careers in STEM fields. This celebration has become a global movement in which various activities are organized throughout the year. Participation in this event empowers girls with the required digital skills to contribute to the acceleration of progress in achieving the goals of sustainable development goals (SDGs), specifically targets 4.4, 5b and 6.8.

Competition categories


Fintech Applications








Smart Water Management




Digital Services


Security and Safety on Roads


Rural Productivity

Competition goals

• Encourage girls to create innovative ideas and solutions to encourage them to study in STEM fields and pursue career in ICT-related fields.

• leverage their digital skills to develop ideas and applications designed to solve the problems facing their communities.

• Develop skills to identify problems and design solutions for it.


• Age 15 to 22 years (as of 1st October 2018).

• Holder of the nationality of one of Arab Women Organization member states.

Key dates

25 April 2019

Start Registration

1 October 2019

Close Registation

1 November 2019

Winner Shortlisting

15 November 2019

Final Presentations

22 November 2019

Winner Annoucement

Arab Women Organization


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